Friday, March 30, 2012

Photohunt/Save the world: Giant garage sale for African children.

Live succulents for sale. They are alive, so they should be fresh???

In New Zealand, where there is a fund raiser, there is bound to be a sausage sizzle. Sausages BBQed on the premises, how fresh can that be? Judy of CBM makes sure the sausage is fresh. She BBQed it herself.

Busy people, Mike Buckley, and Nell Dickey from CBM, Jean Morley from CBM and church, Eileen and David Asbury from Church.

Jean has a passion for children. I have a passion for Africa. Jean is going to Africa. My Church Mt Albert Baptist Church supported her cause. There was a monster garage sale and more than 10 members of the CBM people were here.

The weather was glorious. I was there not to work, but to take photos and I made a new friend Mike.

Mike told me he wasn't going to Africa, but to India. Coincidentally, as I was driving to the sale, I heard over the radio, how people are afraid to go to India because they were afraid to catch the Indian belly. It is very admirable for people to leave the comforts of their home country to go to a third world.

Ka Pai jean, Ka Pai Mike.

Monster Garage Sale started today from 7.30am. It is a mutual help. You get rid of your clutter – household goods, furniture, clothing, books, toys, crockery, white-ware, kitchen-ware and so much more. The needy people buy the stuff cheaply and all the proceeds go to Africa. This time the proceeds go towards transporting children's Christian literature to Africa.

What is CBM?
Since 1963, CBM has been committed to “Helping You Reach Today’s Children”. We are a non-denominational, non-profit organisation with branches in several countries.
CBM depends on the prayer and gifts of interested supporters for the continuation of the work – helping Christians reach the children of the world with the positive Christian message and to disciple them in their walk.
A brief overview of the history and ministry of CBM.

What does CBM do?
1. We reach out to children in holiday camps, schools, churches and other ministry settings.
2. We train and equip those who are doing a spiritual work with children.
3. We produce and distribute high quality, relevant, life-changing teaching resources.


Fresh is today's theme for photohunt.



eileeninmd said...

Great post, Ann! It is wonderful how people are willing and helping children around the world. A great charity. I hope the fund raiser was a success.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is a great effort to help the children.
Thanks for keeping things Fresh at The Saturday PhotoHunt.
I hope to see y'all next Saturday...Awesome!

tinyskillet said...

Nice post Ann, how great is that? a garage sale to help the children. It good to be back in a photo hunt with you!

Al said...

That's a great idea, and a wonderful post.

magiceye said...

wonderful effort indeed!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a great cause

LifeRamblings said...

good luck with the fundraising event.

YTSL said...

If the succulents are not wilting, then they're fresh.

BTW, didn't know you had a passion for Africa! Why and any part in particular? Don't know if you know but I lived in Tanzania for two years... :)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

What a great mission project, Ann... Children in Africa definitely need our help...

That big sale looks great --and I hope you made LOTS of money.

I'd buy some succulents and some sausage... Yum!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Great post Ann!

Pass-it-on has a garage sale coming up on the 5th of May to raise money for the Widow's fund.